The bull bar is a popular aftermarket addition to trucks and SUVs, including the Bronco. Bull bars can offer several advantages. First, they can protect the vehicle in a collision with an animal or an object. This protection covers the radiator and other components in front of the vehicle.
Secondly, they can add style and customization to your truck. Many different styles and finishes are available, so it's easy to find one that fits your taste. Whatever your reason for wanting a bull bar, there's no doubt it's a great addition.
Here are some pointers you should note while shopping.
Bull bars are made from materials like steel, plastic, and aluminum. The steel and aluminum bars are the most popular because of their rigidity and protection. Even when both are compared head to head, the steel bar comes top. The plastic bull bars are only for aesthetic purposes, and we advise against basing your bull bar buying decision solely on appearance.
If you have plans to add extra accessories to your Bronco, ensure you're purchasing a bull bar that will support them and can be mounted on it.
There are a few bull bar styles to look at, including nudge bars, Baja bars, and single and triple hoop bars. The nudge bars aren't as powerful as the full bull bar, as it protects only a small part of the front of your truck. On the other hand, the full bull bar covers the grille and radiator parts and is suitable for use on roads and trails with animal traffic. Baja bars are suitable for off-road competition driving and are not generally recommended if you drive regularly on the road.
Consider the rules in your locality concerning installing bull bars, as different countries and states have laws. For instance, in New South Wales, Australia, the bull bar cannot extend beyond the sides of your vehicle when installed. Again, it must not cover your number plates or your truck's light. There are no laws restricting the use of bull bars in the US.
If you're not looking for a bull bar or perhaps a grille guard for your truck, you're setting yourself up for some expensive repairs in case of a collision with an object or animal. Take the time to browse our list of the best Ford Bronco bull bars on the market. Enjoy!